The great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain
With regard to the choice of friends, there is
little to say; for a friend is never chosen. A secret sympathy,
the attraction of a thousand nameless qualities, a charm in the
expression of the countenance, even in the voice or manner, a
similarity of circumstances----these are the things that begin
-Anna Letitia Barbauld, 18th century
Love deeply and passionately. You may get hurt but this is the
only way to live life at its fullest!
In much wisdom is much grief, and he had increaseth his
knowledge increase his sorrow also!
-anonymous (mid century)
If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it
would be tempting but I would decline. For life would no longer
teach me anything.
Love that lives in the heart cannot be so
easily terminated by time, even though the encounter is brief. Its
impression shall last a life time. No one can change the direction
of love that lives in the heart. If you have loved, then it itself
is the answer.
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow a mystery
Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!
Live and savour every moment.
After a while, you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that
love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, and
you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents
aren't promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with the
grace of a woman, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build
all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain
for plans. And futures have a way of falling down in midflight.
After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too
much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn
that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you
really do have worth and you learn and learn, with every goodbye
-Veronica A Shoffstall
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the
delight in the recognition.
-Alexander Smith, Scottish poet
There is but one genuine love-potion---consideration.
-Menander, Greek playwright (342-292
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
-Robert Frost, American poet
To fear love is to fear life.
-Bertrand Russell, English
mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970)
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they
cease to love.
-W. Somerset Maugham, English writer
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned...
-William Butler Yeats, Irish poet
and dramatist (1865-1939)
The loving are the daring.
-Bayard Taylor, American writer
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven
-Karen Sunde (1942) American
Where love reigns, the impossible may be attained
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited
-Duke Ellington (1899-1974) American
Wine comes in at the mouth; love comes in through the eye
-Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing to explain it
-Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
When you love someone, all your saved up wishes start coming out
-Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) Irish
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough
-P.A.C. de Beaumarchais (1732-1799)
Love conquers all things
-Virgil (70-19 B.C.) Roman poet
Love is selfless, giving is the greatest pleasure of all.
-Alice Lui, Chinese musician